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Main Software 50 edition 2015


For the fourth year in a row, software investor Main Capital and branch organization Netherlands ICT worked together to increase the visibility of the Dutch software sector, as a driver of growth and innovation. The interest from the media, business world and investors for the event gets bigger every year.

Key statistics Main Software 50 edition 2015

+13%
Total revenue
+21%
Median
revenue growth
36%
SaaS revenue
25%
International
revenue

14%
Partner revenue
+13%
Total
number of employees
122k
Revenue per FTE

List Main Software 50 edition 2015

Position Company Industry Winner Score Founded in Location
1 Voiceworks VOIP Platform Overall 1 100,00 2005 Almere
2 Fortes Performance Management Overall 2 98,05 1999 Enschede
3 Mavim Business Process Management (BPM) Overall 3 98,05 1990 Noordwijk
4 Plaxis Engineering & scientific software 97,85 1993 Delft
5 Regas Healthcare Software 96,37 1997 Woerden
6 SpamExperts Security Software Cloud Champion 95,26 2006 Amsterdam
7 FRISS Security Software Highest Growth 94,63 2006 Utrecht
8 VitalHealth Software Healthcare Software 94,36 2005 Ede
9 Sana Commerce E-commerce / content publishing 92,64 2008 Rotterdam
10 ReadSpeaker Speech Technology 92,20 2007 Zeist
11 Ezwim Telecom Expense Management (TEM) 92,10 2001 Amsterdam
12 TOPdesk Facility Management Software (FMS) 91,91 1997 Delft
13 Anachron Financial Software 91,73 2000 Amsterdam-Duivendrecht
14 RES Software Workspace Virtualization 90,84 1999 s-Hertogenbosch
15 Scanmar Business Intelligence (BI) 88,81 1991 Houten
16 Chess iX Financial Software 88,78 2011 Haarlem
17 ORTEC Planning & Optimalization Software 88,64 1981 Zoetermeer
18 Tools4ever Security Software 88,35 1999 Baarn
19 MP Objects Supply Chain Mangement (SCM) 87,64 2000 Rotterdam
20 Connexys Human Resource Management (HRM) 87,47 1999 Rotterdam
21 Usabilla Customer Experience Management (CEM) 87,15 2009 Amsterdam
22 Pridis VOIP Platform 86,40 2003 Nijkerk
23 Every Angle Business Intelligence (BI) 85,81 2001 Gouda
24 ProActive Software Financial Software 85,76 1999 Haarlem
25 iMerge E-commerce / content publishing 85,41 1999 Nieuwegein
26 Valk Solutions Retail software 84,88 1989 Montfoort
27 Raet Human Resource Management (HRM) 84,38 1965 Amersfoort
28 Quadira Enterprise Document Management (EDM) 84,35 1999 Veghel
29 Trimergo Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 84,33 2001 Apeldoorn
30 Blinker Marketing Software 84,23 2004 Zoetermeer
31 SmartHOTEL Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 83,75 2007 Reeuwijk
32 Nmbrs® Human Resource Management (HRM) 83,18 2003 Amsterdam
33 InSided Customer Experience Management (CEM) 82,74 2010 Amsterdam
34 Bynder Customer Experience Management (CEM) 82,61 2010 Amsterdam
35 GlobalOrange Custom Software 82,55 2006 Amsterdam
36 Sqills Enterprise Content Management (ECM) 82,38 2002 Enschede
37 Negometrix Financial Software 82,31 2000 Utrecht
38 Ymor Performance Management 81,92 2003 Utrecht
39 Smart4Aviation Business Process Management (BPM) 81,88 2010 Schiphol
40 Uptrends Performance Management 81,71 2007 Alphen aan den Rijn
41 HelloFlex Group Financial Software 81,61 2000 s-Hertogenbosch
42 Ecare Healthcare Software 80,53 2007 Enschede
43 Quarantainenet Security Software 80,52 2005 Enschede
44 CycloMedia Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 80,44 1991 Zaltbommel
45 OnGuard Financial Software 80,28 1992 Nederhorst den Berg
46 GMT Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 79,88 1988 Diemen
47 Energyworx Energy and Utility software 79,49 2012 Houten
48 Softbrick Human Resource Management (HRM) 79,44 2002 Geldermalsen
49 Le Credit Sportif Financial Software 79,44 2007 Utrecht
50 Axxerion Facility Management Software (FMS) 79,38 2004 Heteren

Revenue growth

Total sales of the top 50 companies summed up to € 551m (2014 figures), which is an increase of 13% compared to 2013. Of the participants, 50% of the companies grew with over 20% annually. The median revenue growth was 21%. The growth forecast is strong: 64% of all participating companies expect to grow with more than 20% in the next two years!

International success

This year the percentage of international sales again increases to, on average, 25% of the total revenue. Dutch software companies are increasingly more capable to sell their software abroad. 24% of the companies even gets more than 50% of their total sales from abroad!

Partner Channel

Having a partner strategy will result in additional growth. Companies that generate between 10-50% of their sales through their partner channel, grow by 23% in total revenues. The percentage of partner turnover remains relatively constant at 14% of the total turnover.

Profitability

Software companies succeed in growing while maintaining profitable! 64% of all companies achieved a profit margin of more than 10% and 24% of all companies even realized more than 20%.

Innovation

Software companies invest more in R&D than average. 86% of all respondents will invest more than 10% of their turnover in R&D.

Employment

All combined, the Main Software 50 companies employ 4536 FTEs, an increase of 13% compared to last year. Average revenue per FTE is € 122k.

The Main Software 50 is an initiative of Main Capital Partners

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